Many have asked whether gun control will be at the heart of the discussion. I want to make one thing clear: The gun control debate is being waged on the federal level. As a statewide elected official, I have tasked myself and this commission with the strengthening and empowering of local schools, to provide them with the knowledge and resources to facilitate a secure learning environment for future generations. The Oklahoma Commission on School Security will focus on just that, school security. The task is crucial. And it is attainable.
Lamb, a Republican, was elected lieutenant governor in 2010. The 23-person school security commission will hold its first meeting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in Room 419-C of the state Capitol. For more information or to submit ideas, call Lamb's office at (405) 521-2161.